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personal relationship with merkel and a strong u.s. alliance with germany. he tried to assure germans that regular citizens are not subject to surveillance. >> what i've tried odo is take the unprecedented step of ordering our intelligence communities to take the privacy of of normal u.s. dissention into everything they do. >> the president saying the u.s. doesn't have such an arrangement with any of its closest partners. >> david, the story is that you were talking about an agreement along these lines and then pulled back on it. the president said no we never had that as a plan. while we are interested in some intelligence sharing, privacy-sharing, we'll see how that plays out, because many of the reporters from germany are very interested on the u.s. position on spying and how chancellor merkel is was responding to the president's words. >> lobby, be merkel having the most contact with the russian president did she havefully sense? >> can be found but she was putting sanctions on the table and she was talking about next steps. she like president obama holdings out these late may ele
in germany with hitler? an ableonsidered manager. that is basically what happened. that is basically the root of the problem today with the theine that is part of russian establishment. do you know what happened? 1994, russian elite, the ruling class, those who benefited the most and privatized the results of the --ocratic revolution of 1991 i haven't seen any of those in the so-called white house in augustthe coup 1991. they were quick to privatize the and gasw from the oil experts, which is still the basic economy. amazing the russian onte today is mostly based -- that is the answer to the question. russian elite to enable, theleft russia to post-soviet propaganda that is what it is today. >> [inaudible] [laughter] >> it is very painful for me to say these things. nd disappointed but did you think this would be a back door way? this would morph into an to nato pathway membership even though at the time it was painted in a different fashion? >> i will be frank. at this moment, we are very disappointed. the -- fourhat was nato membership, for the first time, and member of the polish governmen
of ukraine. "the washington post" quotes him saying he's embarrassed that germany's failure of leadership. he's already made clear that's how he feels about the obama administration refusal to provide defensive weapons. the u.n. security council held its 13th emergency session on the crisis. this one called by russia, which blames the violence on kiev and its western enablers. >>> up next, the new jobs numbers and what they tell us. fox 45 in baltimore with clean up following the collapse of a sidewalk and retaining wall wednesday after it came down after heavy rains over the past 24 hours. take a look at that. >>> fox 31 in louisville with preparations for saturday's 140th kentucky derby. about the timers on the runs for the roses will be getting a little less back if they win this year. this is a live look at new york from fox 5, the big story there ton, a subway derailment in queens that sent four people to the hospital with very serious injuries. six subway cars of a manhattan brooklyn bound express train went off the tracks this morning but remained upright. that's outside the beltway. w
and germany's chancellor merkel met at the white house today where the ukraine crisis took center stage after russia declared the recent geneva agreement brokered with the west to diffuse tensions was dead. jeffrey brown reports. >> we are united in our determination to impose costs on russia for its actions, >> brown: in the white house rose garden this afternoon, there were strong words for moscow. the president warned more severe economic penalties are coming unless russian leader vladimir putin backs off. >> our hope is, is that we shouldn't have to use them. we're not interested in punishing the russian people. we do think that mr. putin and his leadership circle are taking bad decisions and unnecessary decisions and he needs to be dissuaded from his current course. >> brown: mr. obama said there will be no choice but to act if russia disrupts ukraine's presidential election on may 25th. chancellor merkel agreed. >> ( translated ): the 25th of may is not all that far away. should that not be possible to stabilize the situation, further sanctions will be unavoidable. this is something tha
conference with the chancellor of germany. big news, big news for everyone except fox. they cut away from it. watch. >> all right, we were waiting for others to ask questions. we know that the next question coming up is from a german reporter. we are not anticipating that would be about the situation with benghazi, which is breaking news since the president has been talking really. so really, if in fact, somebody throws him a question on this topic, we'll go back to that joint news conference. >> gee wiz. amazing. >> there's literally only one thing to talk about, benghazi. >> first of all, i was at that news conference today, reverend al. there was some very important stuff that came out of there about ukraine, about the possibility of new sanctions. and i thought very, very important angela merkel herself raised the issue of nsa and how they've got some real differences with the united states in how we protect the rights of individual citizens while fighting terrorism. very important stuff. but fox news was upset because president obama did not adopt the fox news agenda and no reporter ask
on these expansions. germany gets $50.2 billion in exports to russia. german lobby groups are counting numbers of 3000 jobs are dependent on russian trade. interest as well. there is major interest in pushing hard on angela merkel. >> doesn't germany import a lot of natural gas from russia? other issues is on the energy side of things. you heard president obama and chancellor merkel address that today. what we're looking at next, according to officials, and the president, if sanctions are to be expanded they're going to target entire sectors. financial services, defense, and that should mean energy. when it comes to europe, that is a major problem. what chancellor merkel said today, six countries are 100% reliant on russian gas. germans are taking a third of their gas from russia. before -- for sex how they do the is a huge question right now because of the damage that would be in norma's in the european area. waxing want to thank you for this developing story. when russian forces invaded the ukraine crimea peninsula in late february, it prompted one job atist to rethink her russia's news network. >>
in putin. >> wolf, i think angela merkel, the chancellor of germany realizes that europe is not going to do anything and i think they have to respond, as you put it, to the putin challenge. i think military options are not off the table because they are week but because they are impossible to imagine. you're talking about going to the russia of border where russia spent 20 times what ukraine does on russia's budget. it's not clear what the ukrainian army is. remember, a large part of the ukrainian army in the east are ethnic russians. it's not entirely clear that they would side with the government. the sanctions route is the one that has to be tried and the german chancellor seems pretty firm that the europeans would join in broader sanctions and they want to keep ratcheting them up. it's important to know how much of an effect they have had because they have created so much uncertainty about russia that no one is investing. the stock market is down 13%. russia tried to borrow money on the international markets last week. they had to withdraw the offering because they couldn't borrow any m
lead." the world lead. as pro russia protesters shoot helicopters out of the sky, germany's chancellor angela merkel talks about squeezing more sanctions on russia. >> jeb, if you need some advice, give me a call. >> increasingly it seems that republican donors may be inclined to and the pop culture lead, do you think this gives you a respectability that you didn't have before? >> absolutely not. >> joel mchale has something to make fun of, us, the host of "the soup" and the star of "the community" drops by "the lead" ahead of the white house correspondents' dinner. good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. we'll begin with the world lead. death in ukraine. 31 people died at a trade union building while the cause is not perfectly clear, odessa is currently being torn apart by rioting and clashes between ukrainian royalists and pro-russia activists with thousands positioned near the eastern border. but right here in the u.s., president obama and german chancellor angela merkel meeting at the white house today emerging with some tough talk about their willingness to squeeze sectors of t
at the woodrow wilson center they hosted a discussion on ukraine with former diplomats from germany, russia, and poland. they also heard today from chuck hagel. margaret warner moderated the discussion. . harmon and secretary hagel iterated this morning, i would remind you we are here to look at really 20 years ago at this fateful decision was taken in january of 1994 which was at it to offer a partnership for peace to russia, warsaw pactwer states. any on this panel i will at thece in this panel, time, the czech republic and hungary were clamoring for an nato membership. this was a compromise suggested by the administration. beginning in 1997, nato started thosembership first to three countries, and today it is 12 countries among larger than it was, the 16 members at the time. this obviously sticks in president putin's craw. in his telethon, i do not know how many of you watched this, he talked about it repeatedly. he said we were promised after germany's unification, nato would not spread eastward. when we said why are you doing this, we hurt in response this does not concern you. nations
threats? plus president obama and germany fell chancellor angulo merkel met at the white house today. will tighter -- german chancellor angela helmet at the white house today. will tighter sanctions actually change the situation in ukraine? we will be talking about that, next. ♪ its focus is shifting to cyber security, examining financial firms' preparedness for cyber threats. they are looking at how secure they really are. joining me, the former white house cyber security commissioner tom kellerman. what is the sec's biggest fear? what is going on? >> the lack of reporting in the marketplace. more firms are being breached. significant resources in material risk. >> financial firms? >> broker's houses, major publicly traded companies. >> how is it we do not hear about that? >> off and they are not aware they have been breached until they are notified that their accounts are being sold and bartered in the shadow economy. >> it is terrifying because you think of your financial data being out there. it really means we are all being vulnerable in a certain way. who is responsible, wou
is not an egyptian novelty. you have it in spain, in ireland, in germany, in italy. that's the first point. the response here is to violence, primarily. secondly, what's declared terrorism or a terrorist organization is the organization itself. our present president has said that, according to our constitution, any egyptian who is not found guilty of a crime and is ready to work according to constitution peacefully still has a role in politics. that has not been taken away from them. but no egyptian, be that an islamist, and the brotherhood is not the only one, the brotherhood or someone like me who is more towards a secularist, and if i decide i'm not going to work beyond the constitution or want to be b beyond it, i don't have a role in politics. we have a challenge to come together. the next president will have that challenge. but i don't really believe that the government is reacting to a political issue. it's reacting to violence. >> charlie: you really believe that? >> i really do. >> charlie: now, this extreme measure, taking that step of sentencing all these people to death is the
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, germany, brazil. who have used columbine as an inspiration. and it's all that publicity that columbine got. the columbine killers they decided they wanted to feel important. and they sought revenge. revenge against their classmates who bullied them. maybe against all of society. and it seems to me that is the motive in this case, as well. >> i know -- i know it's revenge, i know a lot of it is notoriety. how could one not know about columbine even if you were a kid when that happened? i've heard a lot of folks say we, the media, we the public shouldn't be uttering the suspects' names because that then, of course, raises them to a level and elevates them to a level we shouldn't be doing. but do you think that would take away, you know, and some of these other potential school shooters' minds. the troubled minds, the intent to kill? >> first of all, the reporters have a duty to tell the public. and also, the idea of making them into big shot celebrities, putting them on the cover of celebrity magazines. but keep in mind that the copycat factor is inspired by all of this attention. during the
sanctions against russia. germany ruthlessly pursued its mercantile interest and the lobbyist wrong. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including the former german chancellor. he is making money helping national gas -- natural gas flow. >> which goes to one of the fundamental flaws of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, correct? >> it is a rather blunt instrument. choice than tono try sanctions. politics are a flaw. ismany is what russia -- rubbish' partner. partner.ading what jacktell you lew had to say. >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy it is misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the time crimeaussia went into since we have imposed sanctions. there has been a substantial in russia'sn and -- weak economy. we see it in their exchange rate and stock exchange and a number of important economic indicators. they were downgraded to one notch above junk and with the rationale and the bond rating was in part the sanctions being imposed. the question is how do we proceed and occur -- a careful way step-by-step
about because he was in germany at the time. >> alan? >> you don't think that members of congress will find out more information now that you can have general petraeus and hillary clinton sitting next to each other -- >> how many more investigations -- do you know in the bush administration, i know you hate when i bring up bush -- after 9/11, there were 13 different attacks at embassies and consulates resulting in hundreds of deaths. i didn't hear a word about this. why is there a double standard about this president? >> you shouldn't be afraid of the truth. and if this investigation, this select committee can uncover the truth, then you should welcome it and let the chips fall where they may. listen, krauthammer is right. think about the people that went to jail over covering up a third-rate burglary at the watergate building in washington, d.c. four people died. it's a very big deal. >> benghazi is a tragedy, it's not a scandal. >> oh, it's a scandal. >> when we learn more information with the select committee. >>> extreme weather has wreaked havoc over the u.s. the past few day
the divide between the u.s. and germany on nsa surveillance. president obama also faced a question from the international press about tuesday's botched oklahoma execution. on ukraine both leaders seemed amenable to the possibility of further sanctions that take direct aim at key sectors of the russian economy. sanction that is could potentially damage a sluggish european economy as well. president obama said it all depends on how deeply russia interferes with ukraine in the lead-up to its elections later this month. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> for her part chancellor merkel told the associated press -- the assembled press that, "the post-war order has been put into question by the actions of russia and vladimir putinin." it comes as ukraine has attempted to take back one key city, leaving at least two dead in the fighting and separatists have downed at least two ukrainian helicopters. a point the presiden
ukraine and germany. this is true of harnessing. wait a second in kimonos has lost its not considered an opponent and notes upon the cause of the swelling the ukrainian fine. the one scene. bonnie's life the county. and i was some breaking news on the sea at least two ukrainian troops and one self defense funny to have been killed to kiev relaunch the miniature castle on the east tennessee to have fun be honest which is held my anti government protest as the cca in the donetsk region has a population of just about a hundred thousand. and it's now been painted with people unable to monterey scary. the us. you can see the times of desperate non locals have been trying to prevent it brings me to call a black criminal unseen by simply standing in the way the truth didn't seem all that can stand up for a show which kicks off at the leak came from by the ground and ground and that was the helicopters were sent to read these kinds of that plan b i t was gunned down by the self defense forces the ukrainian army decided to hold and race fall in the corrections. and an injured my leg was taken
be in the thousands. ♪ >>> they stand united. that was the word from washington today as the president and germany's chancellor briefed reporters on the white house lawn. it was the first visit by angela merkel to the white house in three years, the two leaders discussing a wide range of issues talking about the crisis in ukraine and the nsa spy scandal that reported that perhaps her phone might have been tapped by the nsa. libby casey joins us by phone. and they seemed to be speaking from the same script. >> that's right, del. and one of the goals of this would be to portray a united front. the question is where do these countries go from here in terms of sanctions. even the new round of sanctions took a while to hammer out. and you could tell there are some differences when it comes to germany's goals and the u.s. goals in terms of how deep sanctions could or should go. because there are such close trade ties between germany and russia, especially in the oil and gas sector, so both leaderings pointing to may 25th as a crucial date, and urging t president putin to not interfere with the elections
. >>> now, despite merkel's calls for unity on russia, germany may have some problem with harsher sanctions. 36% of germany's natural gascon assumption comes from russia. 39% of their oil comes from russia. talk about going over a well, christopher chivas is a senior political analyst with the rand corporation. good to see you. will russia use this attack on pro-russian forces, separatists, whoever they are, inside ukraine as the provocation they were really looking for to attack and take territory from ukraine. >> i wouldn't be surprised at all, tyler, if that's what's going on. this is a strategy we have seen from russia before. the strategy is basically to aid and abet violence and turmoil and use it as an excuse for some kind of intervention. they probably will claim they're doing it on humanitarian grounds, but the reality will be that the large number of forces now poised on the border of eastern ukraine will move from russia into eastern ukraine. >> what is the end game here? what do you think will happen? will ukraine be split into two countries or what? >> it's very different to pr
. >>> other news, president obama and germany's leader facing some serious questions today on foreign policy flash points including the crisis in ukraine. the president just wrapped up a joint news conference with the german chancellor angela merkel. the u.s. is warning of tougher sanctions against russia over ukraine. the president saying the preference is a diplomatic solution but if that doesn't happen the next step is more sanctions. he says he understands the concerns of some european countries but he's confident the u.s. and the european union will stand together. >> the goal is not to punish russia. the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course. and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i think we are united on that front. within europe, within the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you've got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation. we have to take those into account. not every country is going to be in exactly the same place. what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countri
will be watching. thank you so much. >> president obama, meeting with a key u.s. ally. the chancellor of germany. topping the agenda, threat of new sanctions against russia if that country doesn't stop meddling in eastern ukraine. they are live with the latest. >> the president is meeting with chancellor merkel for the first time since she learned about the listen nothing on telephone calls. the emphasis was on ukraine with the separatist battling the police. mr. obama said the u.s. and europe are focusing tougher sanctions. he seemed to rule out russia's energy sector. >> energy flows from russia to europe. those continue in the midst of the cold war. and the height of the cold war. and so the idea that you are going to turn up the tap on all russian oil or natural gas exports is unrealistic. >> arizona senator john mccain thinks that the president should provide weapons to the ukranians and nothing that the u.s. could provide would have them stand up to the russian. and they have strong tees to russian industry. germany leaders yesterday. they are governed by the industrial complex and might a
the u.s. and germany united and sent another stern warning to moscow. >> we are united in our determination to impose costs on russia for its actions as ukrainian forces move to restore order in eastern ukraine, it is obvious to the world that these russian-backed groups are not peaceful protesters but heavily armed militants receiving significant support from russia. >> times are also tense with ukrainian army launching the first major assault on separatist strong holds in the east of that country. a spokesman for putin called the move a criminal act. nbc news chief white house correspondent chuck todd, also host of "the daily rundown" joins us. how critical was it for the president to get merkel on board with sanctions? >> reporter: it's interesting, that is a glass is half full way of looking at it. here's what clearly they agree to. they have the next deadline that they've set to decide whether to do another round of sanctions and that is the may 25th election. you heard the president essentially say if russia destabilizing the situation, makes -- tries to mess with this e
the time to sit down and strategize. >> explain why the curiosity in germany concerning the nsa revelations is likely to be high? we have moved on now, thinking most of the questions will focus on the ukraine. but that is not the case in germany. >> that's right. there is similaring outrage over what emerged from the nsa concerning the eavesdropping on the chancellor's phone as she had private conversations. it really shook the relationship between president obama and chancellor merkel, and also on the u.s.'s ability to be a friendly nation. so the germans have not moved past this. they are still looking for answers. the german government asked that the nsa turn over the german nsa files and the obama administration so far as refused to do that. >> we should point out that there are also dueling sensitivities on both sides of the pond and there is a reason that angela merkel is so upset. >> absolutely. you can certainly imagine the level of outrage, i think all of the nations know that all nations spy, but when you are talking about personal phone calls that's a different matter. so you may
, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned our created 200 77,000 new jobs last month. all told, our business is now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for work and families. there is plenty more that congress should be doing from raising the minimum wage to creating good construction jobs and rebuilding america. i want to work with them wherever i can but i keep acting on my own wherever i must to make sure every american who works art has the chance to get ahead. -- i also wantt to say
to gorbachev that nato would not expand, for instance, to eastern germany. we could not find it, maybe somebody find it, but we have no record. we had no records of that. but gorbachev apparently seems to believe still today that he had such a promise. and president yeltsin believed that he had a promise, and they detail how he was led to believe that, that partnership for peace was with instead of nato in -- [inaudible] not the first step, not a preparative step which i knew because delbert and then christopher and my western european colleagues spent time to explain that to me. while they failed to tell that to president putin -- to president yeltsin at that time. so that brings me back to my point. it's not enough for the to be on the right side of history. it's important. but they should speak in clear terms. that's what russians deserve. that's what putin deserves. that's what russian parliament deserves. that's what ukrainian people in particular today because they are suffering in the war actually. so they deserve very, very clear message. and the message which meets the end. because som
at the u.s. chamber of commerce and she will be focusing her comments on u.s. trade relations with germany. >> republic of germany. >> good morning, everybody. pleasure to a great welcome my friend, chancellor house. to the white germany is one of our strongest allies, and angela is one of my closest partners. and with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief, comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything we can to create more jobs and opportunities for hard-working families for our economic strength as a source of strength in the world. this morning, we learned that our businesses created 273,000 new jobs last month. all told, our businesses have now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward, but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for working families. there is plenty more that congress should be doing, from raising the minimum wage to --ating good restriction good construction jobs rebuilding america. i want t
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forward unilaterally with those sectoral sanctions but germany is the linchpin here. so president obama will be trying to do some arm twisting. as you say, another issue that might come up the nsa, the two leaders could discuss the fact that german chancellor merkel was quite upset by the revelations that her cell phone had been happened. but the issue of ukraine will overshadow all of the other issues. >> and jean cummings, you've covered economics in the business world for so many years and you've got bp and bsaf and deutsche bank and these other global companies, german and british companies really considering bp with heavy investments in russia. pressuring the leaders, cameron, merkel and hollande, the big three. >> there's a fair amount of tension there and germany is -- their biggest trading partner is russia. there are big stakes for germany in these negotiations however it is also important that the world show a united front. and merkel has talked about the need to come together in europe and to agree upon what -- how to proceed. and she is tougher than many of the others. and s
about it, the administration's nsa spying policy. germany and the united states not able to reach an agreement on that issue. our top story today, the white house perhaps would like to go away, benghazi. especially after yesterday. for americans who heroically served the nation lost their lives and now we're learning house republicans will announce the formation of a select committee to investigate the attack that the explosion bombshell e-mail that i was talking about this began last week showing a coordinated effort by senior white house aides to place blame for the attack on an internet video. all this leading to a testy exchange between our own bret baier and one of the aides who had a hand in the infamous talking points and had one outrageous answer. watch. >> did you also change the tax? >> may be, i don't remember. this was like two years ago. >> the thing everybody is talking about. >> we're talking about editing talking points. your producers edit scripts multiple times. >> "dude." you know what, this was an important part of history in our country for this country. he di
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in the intelligence that germany could offer. so we may see some warmth between the leaders, but you can bet behind closed doors there are much stronger wordings. >> and with the situation in ukraine, there was once that the two leaders stood side by side when it came to russia, and this time that is not a certainty. >> they realize that it would be in president putin's best interest to see daylight between what angela merkel and president obama want. however, they have different goals. germany is have codependant on russia when it comes to oil and gas, they do $100 billion in trade. and president obama pushing for much stronger sanctions and sanctions that have not yet hit the oil and gas industry. but even though they have different ultimate means to the end, they want president putin to listen. >> the hots on capitol hill saying they want more action in ukraine, some suggesting even that there be boots on the ground, and yet it is the european leaders that are the ones that would have to suffer the consequences of those boots on the ground and suffer through the economic sanctions that the white
. stuart: i believe in germany being late -- >> yes. stuart: order is half of life. order means being on time. when will we see when this show gets on the road? >> you are seeing a number of uncomfortable germans. i can guarantee that they are aware of it. the u.s. has thus far it decided to present a united front page to hold on, rich. president obama and angela merkel are walking to the podium. let's listen in. >> good morning, everybody. it is always a great pleasure to welcome my friend and chancellor merkel to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything that we can to create more jobs and opportunities for working families. this morning we learned that our business has created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 executive months of job growth. the grit and determination the american people is moving forward. we have to focus on job creation and or opportunities for working families. raising the minimum wage to creating good construction jobs in mid-ame
to him multiple timesk and germany is pivotal, because they are reluctant to go further with the further ek sectorial sanctions, because of the impact on the german economy. the trade between germany and russia was $1 billion and u.s. and germany was only $38 million. and germany gets roughly one-third of the oil and gas from russia, so a real concern within the german industry that they are the ones putting the pressure on angela merkel to be careful of what she does next because of the ricochet effect, and anything they do in russia could come back to haunt the german economy as well. >> a lot of money is at stake. and ambassador holliday, i want to get to you, and what do you think about the sanctions, and could they really get vladimir putin to change course here? >> well, it is going to be difficult to get him to change the course, but the increased sa sanctions could be twofold. one, we could get the europeans and germany in particular to escalate the sanctions on targeted energy companies, on that sector, but broadly speaking, we could go up to full sectorial sanctions which would
? >> stand by. jim, how much distance, daylight, is there between the u.s. and germany on the imp sigs of sanctions? >> clearly enough to keep the real sector sanctions. really the step that's going to make a difference and impose a real economic price on russia and we saw that difference in the last week when you had the obama administration seemingly teeing up harder sanctions than they were able to deliver when announced earlier this week. but two, the u.s. administration has made clear that they're holding those sanctions for the event that russian troops roll across the border into ukraine and they'll make the point we need that step, we need to impose some sort of price. the trouble is, that lays out the possibility for what's happening now, which is in effect, the stealth invasion. russian directed separatists taking over cities and towns causing disruption, shooting down helicopters. it's a real problem. >> the u.s. has made the point, administration officials make the point over and over again, the unity of the united states with the european union is what's all important here
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. thanwonder if we care more angela merkel does. germany has a great business relationship with russia. wentieve gerhard schroder to work for a russian company after he was chancellor of germany. it seems that america has this , cold war,0's style leftover unhappiness, but no reason to be so worried. quickly direct economic interest in ukraine for the united states is not great. is alsode with russia not huge, although companies such as exxon mobil and boeing have important projects in russia. but it is important for foreign policy credibility. the u.s. has certain red lines. it committed to defending ukraine's territorial sovereignty. that credibility is important with respect to asia. president obama was reassuring asian partners and allies the u.s. would come to their defense in a situation in which chinese territorial ambitions seem to be growing. or is a broader repercussion that goes beyond ukraine and russia for the united states. >> we seem to be spreading ourselves them. we are going to defend asian countries against china? we are going to defend the ukraine against russia? di
it repeatedly saying we were promised after germany's unification nato wouldn't expand eastward but they started expanding and taking warsaw treaty countries. when we said why are you doing this we heard this doesn't concern you nations and countries have the right to chose their own security. and he said that is true. but whether the infrastructure of military blocks or approaches our borders we must take concern steps and no one can deny this. he said nato and leaders lied many times and placed before him an accomplished fact and that is what happened with nato expansion. tonight we want to examine whether nato and the expanded nato alliance is reaping the worldwind of the decision in ukraine. we have a panel here of people who were present at the creation in one way or another. the former minister and then -- or first prime minister and then former minister of poland here and i will butcher your name. he was the prim minister in '87 when they were first invited to join. next is the foreign minister at the waning base of the soviet union and 1991-1996 of russia and was involved in this drama.
against russia clear in recent weeks. as a result, germany's position is unlikely to shift, barring a dramatic escalation of the conflict in ukraine. we will hear from chancellor merkel and president obama. in the meantime, a washington journal discussion this morning on the effectiveness of sanctions. host: our friday roundtable focusing on the issue of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, do they work? carla anne robbins is a senior fellow at the council on foreign relations. mark dubowitz of the foundation for democracy. "the wall street journal" the president meets with angela merkel. german companies opposing sanctions, can you explain. guest: german companies opposed sanctions against iran, it is no surprise they are opposing sanctions against russia. the german corporate lobby is very strong. it is no surprise. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including former german chancellor, who is making a lot of money helping natural gas flow from russia to germany. no surprise. angela merkel is under pressure. host: one of the fundamental flaws of sa
is correct in austria in germany that makes five percent in france people cannot find jobs makes more than eleven percent in an elite four percent against the background of the ongoing crisis the european expert analysts say that today about the killer paradox would take an anti crisis measures the study leads to some financial stability in the introduction of measures to reduce social benefits lead to a reduction in consumption and traditional economic growth that drives the economy to a standstill we do multiple chris woodward it's about hope we see the situation in greece yes there was a certain financial stabilization and revenue consumption has fallen sharply. the prospects have changed dramatically to the worst loss forecast an economy's growth prospects the cubans who will be speaking from an east coast according to us out there already eighty five million poor people in eu countries the same number of people is under the threat of falling into poverty the most serious situation is in bulgaria romania and greece were a number of poor people reaches nearly half of the population when
as the key player here. that's because germany is the biggest trade partner with russia. germany is russia's largest trading partner with europe. more than twice the entire trade of the united states comes through germany. as one senior official told me just a short while ago, there's no question that economic sanctions are more effective when they're done in coordination with europe. if the united states is going to go forward with another round of broader sanctions against germany -- against russia, germany has got to be there with the u.s. >> there's been a lot of pushback from corporations, both here and in germany. >> reporter: yeah. there's no question about that. germany has been a reluctant partner here. it's not just the corporations that have deep ties with russia. it's also oil and gas. germany gets one-third of its oil, one-third of its gas from russia. they have a lot to lose with tougher sanctions. >> thanks very much. we will have more on this sunday on "this week". >>> let's go to amy with today's other top stories. >> good morning, everyone. >>> and we begin with wall stre
, to the white house. germany is one of our strongest allies, and angela is one of my closest partners. with her indulgence, i want to start by making two brief comments. first, as president, my top priority is doing everything that we can to create more jobs and opportunity for hard-working families, for our economic strength is a source of strength in the world. this morning we learned that our business has created 273,000 new jobs last month. all told our businesses have now created 9.2 million new jobs over 50 consecutive months of job growth. the grit and determination of the american people are moving us forward, but we have to keep a relentless focus on job creation and creating more opportunities for working families. there's plenty more that congress should be doing, from raising the minimum wage to creating good construction jobs, rebuilding america. and i want to work with them wherever i can, but i keep acting on my own wherever i must to make sure every american who works hard has the chance to get ahead. second point, i also want to say on behalf of the american people that our tho
into the civil, the world of civilized nations, and merkel is resonant to look at that economy. >> well, germany gets a third of the natural gas from rush sharks and 350,000 german workers depend on russian trade, and the difficu difficulty is that what are the chances that the europeans and the german s wis will make the ongoing sectorial sanctions? >> well, the dilemma is that the white house is going to make the going after putin and the cronies and the institutions with them to affect the course of the nation that i think that is, it is in the midst of a natural greatness campaign and wanting to feel a restoration of the pride and dignify in the world, and if you want to sanction the individuals, that is not going to necessarily give you the correction of the courses, and it is sort of like if you have the u.s. trying to sanction david koch and george soro soros, and hoping that the united states would go a different direction and many people have said that unless the sanctions are sectorial which involves pain for us, and pain for europe, russia will not take them seriously. and so it is th
to the growth in a revolting out the videos on you after all germany as it did in kenya needs of these could be tying into crazy huge. thanks to mom still has no room to maneuver in germany and things keep going back and tries to do with the eurozone in and yes friends you know you from i just sent another big story this week's discovery race between general electric on one side and siemens. johnny to take over all story or at least to the energy business all the french engineering from there is an ongoing debate on foreign ownership for its release unleashed a debate on foreign ownership of major french companies puts us in economists think of what's going on and the students who will. i think you know when and if you're too close to increased turned on on europe and indeed it did the aggies at your own you can choose to be so the teachers to pay for his nineteen and sentenced him to talk to each other. it is redolent with students it was going on in history the french has decided that we did a few things which we work with don't use being a prime example. and in the nuclear deal between yo
in germany are not favorably seen, at least by the german business lobby. let's get to john harwood at the white house with more. john? >> not seen positively by the german business community or the business community elsewhere in europe, but i expect them to talk about trying to maintain a united front on sanctions. the nsa. they will have a news conference, a press availability after their meeting around 11:45 and i think you can also expect, carl, the president to have some sort of remarks off the top about these stronger than expected jobs numbers. >> all right. john, we'll come back to you for that later this morning. john harwood at the white house. another sign of the economic recovery. the ceo of host hotels, the country's largest lodging reit, says group bookings are up. he'll join us live in just a few minutes. later on, the ceo of expedia will join us with the first reaction to earnings last night. a lot more "squawk on the street" with dows close to session highs up 48. ♪ [ banker ] sydney needed some financial guidance so she could take her dream to the next level. so
and on this issue, of course, of ukraine. it is also important to note that germany has a lot of economic ties with russia, and the question is whether you put more economic pressure on that country and actually affect the economic relations between germany and russia. so, a lot to think about here especially since big german companies, volkswagen to name one, have a huge stake in russia. and the more pressure you put on, the harder it is for those companies to continue to do business very well and thrive, carol. >> joe johns reporting live from the white house this morning. thank you. >>> still to come in the "newsroom," tensions flare and ukraine's military mobilizes. we'll look at a new offensive that could push the country closer to widespread fighting. [announcer] play close-good and close. help keep teeth clean and breath fresh with beneful healthy smile food. with special crunchy kibbles and great taste, it's a happy way to a healthy smile. beneful healthy smile food and snacks. the average person will probably eat something or drink something that is acidic on a daily basis. those acid
on the border this morning, germany's chancellor angela merck la -- delivers as new message this morning. >> and the jobs number shows the economy may finally be bouncing back after a brutal winter. it's the most jobs added in two years. thein employment rate plunged to 6.3%, the lowest it's been since 2008. february and march job totals were revised up by a combined 36,000. the average now for the last three months, 238,000 jobs, about 60,000 more than the average for the three months before. big winners by sectors include business services, retail, food services, construction and health care. bottom line, this number was much bigger than anticipated but it's not all good news. part of the reason that the unemployment rate is down is of course that the total labor force dropped again, this time by more than 800,000 in april after increasing by half a million. that total jobs number added a big deal. if you think about it over the last five years, april, may, june, every time it looked like the economy was bouncing back, they would just sort of suck the life out of the economic recovery
. germany believes it has more to lose than the united states. this is a meeting between angela merkel and barack obama that would have looked different a year ago. that was before the allegations of nsa spying in germany and more specifically, the spying on the mobile phone of angela merkel. she has wanted to see aagreement put in place between the united states and germany. that will not be the case and not announced here. it is a relationship that has soured somewhat. what you see today will be a move towards getting on with business despite a relationship that has gone a bit south since the first nsa allegations. >> last month, at least 75 died close by and now a suburb of the capital is reeling once more as a car bomb dedicated -- detonated killing at least 19. the attack comes as the city gets ready to host a major economic conference. >> a nearby police checkpoint was the target. it was here at the bus station that the car bomb exploded a few blocks away. a man jumped out and ran as it blew up. other eyewitnesses recount bashir forst of the deadly blast. -- the sheer force of th
on sector sanctions that will get the attention of russia? that is a fundamental issue. is germany willing to sacrifice short-term economic growth to put pressure on president putin? that is a fundamental question that needs to be answered. >> do you think they will be able to come up with an answer? >> mohamed nailed the biggest question about the meeting today. when it comes to the next round of sanctions, the big hammer the west has had hanging over fiber over vladimir putin has been the sectoral sanctions. $50 will take a major hit, billion of imports. angela merkel is hearing from their business interests. they don't want anything to do with the sectoral sanctions. her ability to stay aligned with the president is crucial for sectoral sanctions to work and not be implemented in patchwork fashion. >> mohamed, you mentioned because the economy is getting tighter that the cost of protectionism is rising as well. >> it is interesting we have not seen protectionism happen like you would have expected when we went into a major economic slowdown. the key issue now is step-by-step this diplom
for it to be viable. currently, there is no such airport in japan. in germany, lufthansa is betting heavily on two of the world's largest commercial aircraft. the latest model of the boeing 747, and the massive airbus a380. one of the company's executives explains why. >> we have to see the position of frankfurt and also our hub in munich, and maybe in zurich, vienna also in the lufthansa group system so we have a possibility to connect a lot of european cities from these huge hubs, which means if you compare this with tokyo, tokyo is not a hub like frankfurt when it comes to servicing so many neighborhood countries. >> reporter: the situation in japan means airlines there are counting on smaller and more maneuverable planes. >> translator: japanese airlines are doing well financially. for example, japan airlines has just posted a profit of $1.5 billion. as far as our earnings are concerned, japanese companies have adopted a sounder strategy than their overseas competitors. it does seem wiser to be shifting towards midsize aircraft. >> reporter: for the time being, jumbo jets and airbus a380s oper
at a washington, dc, think tank. >> president obama will meet with the president of germany and they are expected to discuss a dispute over united states intelligence-gearing, this is her first visit to the white house since reports revealed that the n.s.a. had intercepted phone calls involving her and other german officials. >>> prince william and prince harry are in the united states. >> harry! harry! >> yikes. node to warn people to cover their ears. screaming fans waited after they join friends for a barbecue in downtown memphis in town for a wedding. prince william took his wife as his date and prince harry is expected to attend girlfriend, -- attend without the girlfriend. they recently broke up. >> here is mike and the forecast. >> you were screaming, too, truth be told. >> every time when you walk in the building, mike. >> screaming hike "get away, get away." it is hot. but it will be cooler. we are 85 today but back near the 73 average tomorrow and also on sunday. cooler on monday at 69. then we climb back wednesday into thursday. temperatures will be above average. around the state, we
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